[GRASS-PSC] Migration to git/gog

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Wed Nov 2 05:48:39 PDT 2016

On 02/11/16 11:42, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
> Dear Peter, Helli, All,
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 PM, "Peter Löwe" <peter.loewe at gmx.de
> <mailto:peter.loewe at gmx.de>> wrote:
>     Dear PSC,
>     I would like to propose two topics for discussion by the board:
>     a) Option to migrate to a git/gog-based repository. This proposal is
>     being forwarded from Helli (cc), based on the current successful
>     migration by the Postgis project (
>     https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/postgis-devel/2016-October/025981.html
>     <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/postgis-devel/2016-October/025981.html>),
>     to ensure that the developers can use a state of the art repository.
> I'm in favor, provided that a volunteer is found for migrating the
> history and repository. In the case of Postgis, as far as I understand,
> strk took care of that.

Contrary to others here I'm complete ignorant of git, and so have no 
experience whatsoever which would allow me to judge the advantage of 
moving. But I'm willing to read "git for dummies" if everyone else 
thinks it is better... ;-)

>     b) Option to use persistent identifiers (Digital Object Identifiers
>     (DOI)) for software, documentation and data in the GRASS project.
>     DOI are currently mostly known to reference and cite scientific
>     articles ("like a ISBN number for books"). DOI can also be assigned
>     to scientific data, including software. The benefit in doing this is
>     providing scientific citability, which implies scientific credit and
>     recognition for the authors of the software or data. DOI for
>     software/data are provided/minted by the DataCite non profit
>     organisation (https://www.datacite.org/
>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataCite
>     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataCite>). OSGeo, being a non profit
>     organisation itself with significant IT infrastructure, could apply
>     to DataCite to receive DOI (has already been positively checked by
>     the DataCite folks). However, this requires a need within the OSGeo
>     projects to use DOI. I believe this could be a great driver to
>     foster the authoring and publication of add-on modules for GRASS,
>     for which the authors could be credited via a DOI upon "publication"
>     within the GRASS community. FWIW, DOI are already assigned to all
>     OSGeo (and GRASS!)-related FOSS4G conference videos in the TIB
>     AV-Portal. Example: http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/20425
>     <http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/20425> (DOI also serve as "unbreakable"
>     weblinks.)
> Good idea.
> Any opinion from the others?


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